The Hydrographic and Marine press have picked up on Swathe Services supplying new technology and products for Hydrographic surveying to ABP Humber. Humber’s recent purchase of a Carlson Merlin Lidar Scanner supplied by Swathe Services is featured in pulications such as Maritime Professional Magazine, Marine Technology News, ROV Planet and due to apperar in Dockyard and International Dredging Review.

The Merlin is a vessel-based 3D mobile laser scanner system developed specifically for coastal, offshore and inland waterway surveying. ABP Humber intends to use the system for quay wall inspections and surveying offshore structures.

Mike Abbey, Hydrographer at Associated British Ports said “We are very impressed by the products supplied by Swathe Services and the Merlin 3D laser scanner is no exception. We needed to map the quay walls both above and below the waterline simultaneously as well as scan offshore structures, and the Merlin fit’s with our existing set up to do this in real time producing accurate data.”

Humber’s purchase of the Merlin mobile laser follows the delivery of a bespoke custom designed Pelican case product for small boat operations, two R2Sonic 2024 Multi-Beam Echo-Sounders, Valeport Sound Velocity Sensors and HYPACK software, all supplied by Swathe Services.